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On June 30, 2020, CLC filed suit against the FEC for failing to act on our administrative complaint demonstrating that Iowa Values, a nonprofit 501(c)(4) corporation, violated federal campaign finance law by failing to register as a political committee and publicly disclose its donors. CLC's administrative complaint had been pending with the FEC for over 190 days.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) submitted testimony for an oversight hearing conducted by the Council of the District of Columbia following the June 2020 primary which was marred by voting issues. The testimony, submitted by CLC Senior Director, Trial Litigation & Chief of Staff Adav Noti, highlights lessons that DC and other jurisdictions throughout the U.S. should learn from the recent primary. Noti served as a pollworker and precinct captain in his personal capacity. If left unaddressed, issues that arose in this primary could severely disrupt the November 2020 general election.
On May 6, 2020, Plaintiff-Appellant Rio Grande Foundation filed its opening brief with the Tenth Circuit in Rio Grande Foundation v. City of Santa Fe. RGF is seeking to overturn the district court’s decision upholding Santa Fe’s disclosure law.
On June 26, 2020, Defendants-Appellees the City of Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Ethics & Campaign Review Board filed their principal brief in Rio Grande Foundation v. City of Santa Fe. The brief urges the Tenth Circuit to affirm the lower court decision, which upheld the constitutionality of Santa Fe’s important electoral transparency law.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed a complaint with the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in the Executive Office of the President against two employees who wrote new trade rules for the auto industry and then offered members of the industry their paid consulting services for complying with the new rules while still employed at USTR.
CLC strongly believes it is time for Congress to act and give the residents of the District the same rights and essential voice in government as the rest of America.
CLC filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleging that "Pacific Atlantic Action Coalition" and "Pacific Environmental Coalition," which together have given over $1 million to Democratic super PACs since 2018, violated the ban on making political contributions in the name of another.